Toyota is planning to launch the fourth generation Prius hybrid for the Indian market by the end of this year. The new Prius is one of the first model developed by the by the Toyota New Global Architecture.
Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is a series of safety features which relies on a camera and a millimetre radar system to increase the active safety of the car, which includes a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert and an automatic high beam activation.
The Indian government has a strong rule against the use of radar in personal cars. This ruling has also prevented Volvo and Mercedes from introducing their latest safety technologies in India.
The fourth-generation Prius is the first Toyota offering these much safety features globally.
The new Toyota Prius comes with a 1.8-litre petrol engine, which works along with an electric motor and battery pack. The hybrid engine has very less CO2 emissions and a high claimed fuel economy of 40.8kmpl.
According to Toyota, the next generation Prius is 25.2 percent more efficient than the older Prius, 18.2 percent of which comes from the improved drivetrain. When launched in India, the new Prius is expected to costlier than the Camry Hybrid owing to the former being a CBU.